Will Fuller has an extremely tough decision to make regarding his future in the NFL, what team will he play for in 2021 and beyond. Fuller is set to become a free agent this offseason.
Although Fuller has struggled to stay on the field in his career (only playing 52 games through five seasons), he seems to be one of the best receivers in this year’s free agency class. He is expected to receive a four-year, $67.86 million contract this offseason, according to spotrac.com.
This may appear to be too much money for a receiver who hasn’t caught more than 55 catches and hasn’t topped 900 yards in any season. However, Fuller is arguably coming off his best season in the NFL. In only 11 games, he had 53 catches for 879 yards and eight touchdowns. His speed on the field appears to be something that most defenders struggle with.
Fuller missed the last five games for the Houston Texans last season because of a six-game suspension that involved the illegal use of a drug substance. Additionally, he will miss the first game of the 2021 season because of the suspension.
Many teams will be interested in Fuller and if he can stay healthy through the season, he is likely a top 25 wide receiver in the league. Here are free agent destinations for Will Fuller.
1. Indianapolis Colts
The top destination for Will Fuller during free agency appears to be the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are one of the best teams in the league with an elite offensive line, an elite defense and now quarterback Carson Wentz. However, there is possibly only thing that the Colts lack and that is in the wide receiver department.
As a result, this makes perfect sense for both sides. The Colts are also one of very few teams that can afford to pay for a big-name receiver. Going into the offseason, they have approximately $41.77 million in cap space to spend, according to spotrac.com.
Paying for Will Fuller likely makes the most sense for the organization. They would be able to give Wentz a solid receiver to go along with one of the best offensive linemen units in the league. Also, he will be able to play for an organization that will likely compete for a title in his first year which is something that Fuller hasn’t quite seen yet.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
Don’t be surprised if Fuller decides to stick in the AFC South. The second destination for Fuller is possibly the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jaguars have the opportunity to select Trevor Lawrence and assuming that they do so, they will likely want to start building around him. As a result, look for Jacksonville to be active in free agency trying to acquire big-name receivers.
Fuller would be a great fit for the Jaguars. Like the Colts, the Jaguars lack a true number one receiver on their team. When healthy, Fuller can be one of the game’s top pass catchers. With the Jaguars having an estimated $78.7 million in cap space, according to spotrac.com, they have the room to sign him.
This seems like a solid fit, the Jaguars get an extremely talented receiver and Fuller finally gets a big contract.
3. Green Bay Packers
This may be a long shot but the Green Bay Packers could be another team that acquires Fuller in free agency. At the trade deadline last season, the Packers tried to acquire him. However, the Texans wanted too much in return for him.
Now, the Packers get another shot to try and get Fuller. Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, has stressed numerous times that he wants another weapon on the offensive side of the ball. Because the Packers failed to get past the NFC Championship once again, they might be more hungry to get a big-name receiver for Rodgers.
The only problem that arises is the cap space. The Packers currently have a cap space of $-11.05 million, according to spotrac.com. So, if they want Fuller they will have to make many moves including cutting some major players.
However, if they can do this, Fuller would likely love to be a Green Bay Packer. It just depends if the Packers can offer him as much money as he wants. Also, it depends if he would take a slight cut in his contract to play for a true contending team. Either way, this would be a great fit if the Packers can clear the cap situation.
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